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25 cities set to receive further EU support for innovative climate projects

2024-05-06T12:13:30+02:00

News from NetZeroCities - the platform supporting the EU’s Mission of “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030” - for immediate release: Twenty-five cities committed to become climate neutral as part of the EU Cities Mission are on course to receive further EU support for ambitious climate-related projects, aimed at accelerating progress towards their 2030 goal. Through Horizon Europe, the EU’s key research and innovation programme, the cities from across the EU and in associated countries of Horizon Europe will benefit from over 14 million Euros in total to become ‘Pilot Cities’, acting as innovation hubs as they test solutions for rapid decarbonisation. The grants, awarded in packages of 500,000-600,000, [...]

25 cities set to receive further EU support for innovative climate projects2024-05-06T12:13:30+02:00

Embracing Unity in Diversity: A Twinning Trio’s Journey Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Futures

2024-05-07T07:45:20+02:00

Author: Inna Chilik As part of the EU Cities Mission, the Twinning Learning Programme, facilitated by NetZeroCities, aims to to contribute to the objective of 112 climate neutral and smart cities by 2030. Setting a new benchmark for cooperative urban sustainability efforts, this programme highlights the importance of city-to-city partnerships and knowledge exchange in fostering significant environmental advancements. A recent gathering featuring a Twinning Trio cities— Umeå, Lulea, and Wuerzburg—under this visionary programme, showcases the immense potential of international collaboration in propelling cities towards their sustainability and inclusivity goals. The site visit took place on 20-21 [...]

Embracing Unity in Diversity: A Twinning Trio’s Journey Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Futures2024-05-07T07:45:20+02:00

Warm energy at icy Stockholm Spring School

2024-05-07T07:46:39+02:00

There was a lot of warm energy in the room at Stockholm Spring School on 24–26 April. This was much appreciated since the city did not show its most welcoming weather to the visiting representatives from all around Europe. At the NetZeroCities Spring School, organised by Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), representatives from about 25 of the 112 Mission Cities were present. Earlier editions of the Seasonal School have taken place in Spain, Italy and Hungary.   The Spring School took place at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology hosted by [...]

Warm energy at icy Stockholm Spring School2024-05-07T07:46:39+02:00

Rivne: A beacon of sustainability in a time of turmoil 

2024-04-29T08:50:00+02:00

In the midst of the turmoil caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, lies Rivne — a city with a bold vision for a sustainable future. Despite the shadow of war and the nation's ongoing struggle for stability, Rivne has taken a courageous step forward on the eve of the EU accession by committing to the EU Cities Mission’ and joining the Pilot Cities Programme run by NetZeroCities. These initiatives aim to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, an unprecedented initiative in Ukraine that reflects the city’s determination to take ambitious action on climate. For over two [...]

Rivne: A beacon of sustainability in a time of turmoil 2024-04-29T08:50:00+02:00

9 Mission Cities among the 20 New European Bauhaus Awards winners and runners-up

2024-04-25T09:51:19+02:00

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) awards, revealed earlier in April, spotlight 20 winning and runner-up projects that exemplify the initiative's core values: sustainability, inclusivity, and a focus on the younger generation. This prize garners innovative ideas to benefit of local communities and society as a whole. Organized into four distinct categories aligned with the thematic axes of transformation guiding the NEB, the awards recognise both established 'Champions' and promising 'Rising Stars. Notably, among the distinguished winners, 9 Mission Cities participating in the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission stood out, underscoring their commitment to implementing innovative urban development initiatives that reflect the [...]

9 Mission Cities among the 20 New European Bauhaus Awards winners and runners-up2024-04-25T09:51:19+02:00

Test 2

2024-04-22T12:07:46+02:00

Contrairement à une opinion répandue, le Lorem Ipsum n'est pas simplement du texte aléatoire. Il trouve ses racines dans une oeuvre de la littérature latine classique datant de 45 av. J.-C., le rendant vieux de 2000 ans. Un professeur du Hampden-Sydney College, en Virginie, s'est intéressé à un des mots latins les plus obscurs, consectetur, extrait d'un passage du Lorem Ipsum, et en étudiant tous les usages de ce mot dans la littérature classique, découvrit la source incontestable du Lorem Ipsum. Il provient en fait des sections 1.10.32 et 1.10.33 du "De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (Des Suprêmes Biens et des [...]

Test 22024-04-22T12:07:46+02:00

Wanted: More Cities for the Twinning Learning Programme!

2024-03-08T13:43:08+01:00

Reaching out to all cities interested in accelerating their climate transition, the ‘Twinning Learning Programme’ demonstrates some of the greatest strengths of the EU Cities Mission. By taking advantage of the deepening network between cities both within the Cities Mission and beyond, innovative climate solutions and approaches can be transferred widely. From 8 April, applications are invited from cities outside of the EU Cities Mission who are not already Pilot or Twin Cities. Successful candidates will begin their inspiring activities in September, which will include support for onsite visits and expert facilitation. The programme offers an invaluable opportunity to become [...]

Wanted: More Cities for the Twinning Learning Programme!2024-03-08T13:43:08+01:00

Innovation and learning hubs for climate-neutrality: what’s next for the cities in the Pilot Cities Programme?

2024-02-08T13:45:06+01:00

Author: Elisa Abrantes The Pilot Cities programme is set to scale up with a second cohort of 26 European cities. This brings the total number of participating municipalities to 79, all of which are working to develop innovative solutions for rapid decarbonisation. The third and final call to join the PCP is now open and will soon increase this number even further. The goal of generating groundbreaking solutions is matched by a robust focus on learning within the Pilot Cities Programme. Particular emphasis is placed on collective learning entailing the pooling of diverse perspectives to create shared understandings. This collaborative [...]

Innovation and learning hubs for climate-neutrality: what’s next for the cities in the Pilot Cities Programme?2024-02-08T13:45:06+01:00

NetZeroCities Call for Pilot Cities, Cohort 3 is now open!

2024-01-16T14:34:25+01:00

This is the final call for cities to join the two-year Pilot Cities Programme in September 2024 and accelerate towards their 2030 climate-neutrality goals. The invite for applications for this cohort is open only to Mission Cities who are not yet part of the programme. Selected cities will explore and test pathways relevant to their key emission domains and generate learning that can inform decarbonisation activities in other cities across Europe. Prospective applicants can already read about some of the transformational activities of current Pilot Cities here. For this cohort, between 18 million and 26 million Euros will be distributed in [...]

NetZeroCities Call for Pilot Cities, Cohort 3 is now open!2024-01-16T14:34:25+01:00

European cities test innovative pathways to climate neutrality in the Pilot Cities Programme

2024-03-08T13:46:02+01:00

Author: Elisa Abrantes Over 50 European cities are just short of a quarter of the way through their two-year Pilot City Programme experience, and more EU Mission Cities recently applied to be part of the second cohort, to accelerate their efforts to achieve climate neutrality. Cities that are part of the programme receive an EU grant and support from the NetZeroCities platform over a two-year period to test innovative pathways to climate neutrality, aimed at overcoming entrenched and systemic barriers to change in their context. The Pilot Cities Programme is the main way in which [...]

European cities test innovative pathways to climate neutrality in the Pilot Cities Programme2024-03-08T13:46:02+01:00
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